Friday, 13 February 2009
Wigan travel to Yorkshire in search of Champions League place
So if I want to know about Oldham I give my mate Oldham Geoff a bell and I say: "What's Hollinwood like?"
And Oldham Geoff says: "Used to be a nice working class area full of neat terraced houses.
"All gone now - last time I was driven through the place I didn't recognise it.
"Used to go to my mate Dave Salt's - who lived there - before we went to the match and before we were old enough to drink.
"He had a sister that was five years older than him and was fucking gorgeous.
"Looked like Suzi Quatro but with bigger tits and we used to listen to Nazareth and Uriah Heap and Yes.
"She's probably a grandma and retired now!"
So now you know about Hollinwood. And where those houses were runs the M60 motorway that heads south around Manchester. But Hollinwood is in Oldham and home of Oldham Town Football Club. The team that were formed in 1964 as the works team of George Dew and known as Oldham Dew.But now they are Town and play at the White Bank Stadium and lie just one place behind the Robins in fifth and are in fine form.
This will be a vital game for both teams. Blue and white stripes will take on red and white hoops the John Willie Lees will be flowing...
White Bank Stadium
White Bank Road
Oldham OL8 3JH
M60 to Junction 18, join the new M60 motorway to junction 22, Hollinwood, at top of slip road turn right (Roxy Cinema on your left), turn left at next set of lights onto Hollins Road (A6104), follow road until you see fire station on right, turn right at fire station, follow road down to next left Whitebank Road. Ground is on your left.
Nearest Railway Station: Hollinwood
OLDHAM TOWN PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAVE FROM AFC LIVERPOOL